Palo Alto Networks G-Native Security Offering GA
November 23, 2020
Alto Networks introduced the industry's first 5G-native security offering,
bringing its expertise in securing networks, clouds and devices to the 5G world.
This new offering enables service providers and enterprises to turn 5G networks
into highly secure networks.
"For 5G to live up to its promise of transforming industries,
companies need the confidence that 5G networks and services have
enterprise-grade security," said Anand Oswal, senior vice president and general
manager, Firewall as a Platform, Palo Alto Networks. "We created 5G-native
security in order to give enterprises the confidence they need to harness 5G for
business transformation and to help service providers secure the new enterprise
services they are creating."
Real-time visibility, prevention and correlation of 5G user/device threats: The ability to look into the signaling channel lets service providers and enterprises apply security policies based on the user and device. Real-time correlation of threats can help identify which subscriber, device or machine might be the target of an attack, or where the root cause of threats might be. This can help in forensics and accelerated security event investigation.
5G network slice security: 5G networks allow service providers to offer a dedicated end-to-end piece of the network that gives enterprises the reliability and confidence to use 5G for their core business activities. Palo Alto Networks 5G-native security lets service providers offer secure versions of these slices to their customers as a new product.
"We have an immense opportunity with 5G, and security is more
important than ever. We want a cybersecurity partner that can holistically
protect our 5G network and shares our vision of 5G. Security should be simple to
deploy and operate. For obvious reasons, I cannot discuss any security partner
agreements. I can, however, say that Palo Alto Networks has already made
significant strides in 5G innovation such as containerized 5G next-generation
firewalls, which enables deploying firewalls automatically through a central
cloud-native orchestrator. From my personal experience over the years, I can
also say that Palo Alto Networks has the deep expertise and skills to support
their security products and ensure success," said Jeremy Capell, director of
Information Security, DISH Network.